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Teabag solution to AfPak gun shortage

TeaBags, Militia, Minutemen… get off your “Patriot” arse and donate your rifles to the Army. Uncle Sam needs YOU(r rifles)!
You silly bastards say you bought them, and keep buying more, for the “defense” of America, right? Against OTHER AMERICANS of course.
But the Army says it needs more high powered rifles, you know, the ones that you buy to make yourselves feel less pathetic and weak and victimierrr ummm.. “More Macho”.(strong hint: you can’t buy manhood… if you could George Bush and Karl Rove and Glenn Beck would have already bought up all the available supply.) My cousin Hank was assigned to a detail burning a warehouse filled with New, still-in-the-packing-grease AK47s in Iraq after GulfWarz One.

One of several. They put Willy Peter (W. P. = white phosphorous) which burns hot enough to melt concrete,throughout the warehouse.
For the longest time the Russians were practically giving them away, $50 to offset shipping and handling + a promise that you would use them to make trouble.

People sell them at gun shows starting at $200 apiece.
Usually, the Pentagon pays premium prices for essentially Garbage. Like the M16. I fired that one in the Air Force. Piece of Shit doesn’t do it justice. One reason was the M1 Garand and it’s derivatives, like the M14, could chamber and fire Russian ammunition. Which is a couple of microns shorter in the shell than the American .30 caliber. More or less. The shell is smaller, the slug isn’t. Bottom line, if a GI captured an AK in the many many many Non-Declared Wars like VietNam, Algeria,, Korea, etc.
It would be extra weight to carry around because once you popped off the remaining shells in the magazine, your Government Issue .30 cal rounds wouldn’t fit the chamber.

Russian ammo was a subscription-only service.

Part of the selling points for the M16 was that nobody else’s ammo fit it. You buy the rifles for an ungodly expensive price, then you sell the immortal souls of all your soldiers to Colt Arms for the Purina Gun Chow.

So, now, the Army in it’s Infinite let-us-buy-bullshit Financial Wisdom, discovers they need new guns. Those of you who bought Korean and Algerian era M1 and M14 rifles for cheap once the Army had Reduction In Force measures and dumped them onto the Surplus market, you know those rifles still worked and still DO work perfectly for their assigned tasks. Which is of course Killing People. There’s a bunch of Mausers, in the same caliber used by the AK, made for trade to the Spanish Civil War, you can buy for 25-40 bux apiece if you buy them by the hundred lot. Still work perfectly. The Afghans and the Pakistan traders had a field day with them using them against the Soviets. Probably about half the sniper rifles being used against the Invaders and Occupiers oops I mean “Liberators and Nation-builders” are of that grade.

Mauser, unlike Colt, NEVER made anything that was a cheap piece of shit.

The Army was paying (in 1979) $700 per each for M16 rifles new in the package.
Colt made a “killing” on them and by selling them to our “satellites” like VietNam and the Puppet Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi. The marketing line: You want Our Military Support, you buy Our Hardware.

Didn’t work for those WW2 mess kits, you know the ones? They were designed to fit on your web belt rather than any practical functionality. They’re an oblong almost ovoid shape instead of round, which would be an actually intelligent piece of engineering. The War Department also bought about 10 of them for each GI during the war. You can’t cook in the skillet portion of it, well, you can, but it will wind up making the GI chow taste even worse. Because of the shape, uneven heat distribution.

Soldiers in Algeria and VietNam would buy the French mess kits which are actually round. Thank God for a nation whose National Pastime is cooking.

The appropriate answer to “Who shit in YOUR mess-kit?” well, the War Department did. Before they were even made.
And the same with the rifles.

So, all you “Patriots”, do the Right (wing) thing. Give the Army your AK47s that you bought for cheap on the surplus market, and your M1 and M14 rifles you bought the same way. You got several Taxpayer Subsidized price breaks on them. Don’t forget to give them your shells. Purina Gun Chow is mighty expensive.

Otherwise the Army will do what they usually do and get Ripped Off by the “defense” contractors. Ripped off for OUR tax money.

You remember Taxes, right? The stuff you’re opposed to even though the Military you love so much is the main drain on Tax money? Yeah, THOSE taxes.

I plumb reckon, however, that you ain’t gonna also ENLIST or anything like that. How foolish of me to actually consider the notion that you ChickenHawk Losers would do something like that. You prefer to hang around in America, waving your machine guns and threatening American Liberals. Because your ChickenHawk Propaganda leaders at DumFox Noose Nutwerx assured you that Liberals are unarmed and also weaklings. Guess it’s easier trying to make war on people you think won’t shoot back, RIGHT?

Summation: You sorry bastards want a war, you want to kill, but you don’t want to give YOUR service or YOUR money over to the maintenance of the Wars of Conquest which benefit none but your Corporate Masters. So for the first time in your miserable misspent lives, do the Right Thing and send them your guns.

It’s the least you can do. Your kids will breathe easier knowing that Daddy isn’t going to get into one of his Screaming Fits about Liberals and accidentally (or perhaps not) shoot them.

It’s much easier to breathe when you don’t have bullets in your lungs.

The TeaBag threat

People who say they have an exclusive right to define the constitution of the united states, say that they further have a right and indeed a duty to KILL anybody, Americans included, who is “an enemy of the constitution” must I be Repetitive, why, yes I must, the Constitution that they’ve declared themselves to be the sole authority on defining, and the Mobs they incite chant these threats repeatedly while carrying Loaded, charged (round in chamber) firearms, that is a THREAT.

The TeaBags are led, organized and financed by the Bush-Cheney-Palin Cartel, cheered on by the CheneyBush Corporation’s Propaganda Division, Fox News and Clear Channel, and the specific threats they have made include targeting the President of the United States, any Senators or Representatives who defy Their Royal Decree that there be absolutely no Health Care, Environmental, Workplace Safety, Energy, Financial or War Powers reforms. And the broader general threat is against anybody who does not join them in condemning the Democratic Party outright.

That’s a very real threat. The mobs they incite carry and display loaded, charged firearms within range of (from our local perspective of their favorite gathering place, Acacia Park) roughly a quarter of the population of Colorado Springs.

Modern firearms have a range of about 2 miles even if they’re not precisely aimed there. Within that two mile radius are about 10 public schools, 5 private schools, 30 or more churches, each with a day care center, about 3 dozen more day care facilities, City Hall, the main Police Station, shopping centers, the City Bus terminal, and not only Acacia Park, also America The Beautiful Park, several others, hospitals, Nursing homes, the college.

Everything within this circle is a potential stopping place for a bullet discharged from Acacia Park.

Some of the Rightards have these bumper stickers and tee-shirts that say “Gun Control means hitting what you’re aiming at”. They get them from the NRA. An organization that aside from collecting dues from them, and providing propaganda for them, actually has Safety Rules. Like, don’t load your firearm until you’re ready to use it, don’t fire into crowds, (a quarter of the city population is a LARGE crowd) or for that matter at people in general, don’t point your weapon in the direction of people, which, again, would be everybody within that circle, don’t chamber a round until you’re ready to fire, keep the safety on.

How many of them actually follow the rules set by Their Own Organization? The statistics on Accidental Shootings in the United States give a fair estimate…

In 2002, there were 30,242 firearm-related deaths in the United States, including 17,108 (57%) suicides, 12,129 (40%) homicides (including 300 deaths due to legal intervention/war), and 1,005 (3%) undetermined/unintentional firearm deaths.
CDC/National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 53, No. 5, October 12, 2004, p.77.

For those with short attention spans or other reading difficulties, 300 of the 30,242 gunshot deaths in 2002, America were actually adjudicated as “self defense”
3 and a half times that were Accidental and the rest were murders and suicides.

More than 700 women every year are shot and killed as victims of domestic violence in the United States, representing 20% of all female homicide victims.
Homicide Trends in the US. Intimate homicide and Homicides by relationship and weapon type. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2002.

For those TeaBags and other Racists who insist that “Honor Killings” are only done by Muslims.
Ladies, how safe do YOU feel with both an insecure Husband and an unsecured Firearm in YOUR house?

Injuries from fierarms, non lethal…

In the United States, more than 16 cases of nonfatal, unintentional gunshot injuries occur for every unintentional shooting death; nonfatal firearm assaults outnumber gun homicides by a ratio of 4:1. In contrast, firearm suicide attempts result in death in approximately 85% of cases.

Kellermann AL and Waeckerle JF. Preventing Firearm Injuries. Ann Emerg Med July 1998; 32:77-79.

16,000 accidental gunshot wounds. 50,000 intentionally inflicted wounds.

And there’s no statistics on how many times a firearm goes off accidentally and doesn’t actually hit somebody.
I shot a bullet
into the air
it fell to earth
I know not where.

So, WHO, exactly, within that circle, isn’t threatened when the Hate-Filled TeaBags are there with their guns?

But it’s “paranoid and delusional” to think in those terms according to one of our frequent detractors.

One of the divisions of their Hatred Corporation is called the “Minutemen” and are as the name implies, always ready to start discharging their firearms at a moment’s notice. They’ve also pushed their way into getting a state law passed in a Neighboring Arizona state that will Arizona remain nameless Arizona, which effectively makes it illegal to be non-Anglo or non-white, and boast publicly that they have an angle on 11 other states for similar statutes. Including Colorado.

They’ve also demonstrated their casual disregard for human lives, even those of American Citizens, have committed several murders the most noted one being a nine-year-old girl in Arizona. Far from censuring or attempting to disband these Rogue Racists as the threat to public safety that they actually are, the police in Colorado and Arizona and Texas actually encourage them.

That’s far from harmless, and it’s not Paranoid or Delusional to point out that they’re not harmless.